DA seeks hate crime charges against men who branded mentally challenged resident with swastika symbol


The District Attorney's Office is pursuing hate crime charges against three men who were arrested Friday for branding a mentally challenged man with a swastika symbol April 29. Jesse Sanford, 24, William Hatch, 28, and Paul Beebe, 26, believed to be associated with the white supremacist movement, were charged Friday with first-degree felony kidnapping, second-degree felony conspiracy to commit kidnapping, third-degree felony aggravated battery causing great bodily harm and fourth-degree felony conspiracy to commit aggravated battery, Farmington Police Sgt. Robert Perez said.